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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Destiny'' First Look Alpha}}
 
{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Destiny'' First Look Alpha}}
 
[[File:Destiny Alpha logo.png|250px|thumb|Alpha testing logo.]]
 
[[File:Destiny Alpha logo.png|250px|thumb|Alpha testing logo.]]
The '''''Destiny'' First Look Alpha'''<ref name="alpha faq">{{RefWebsite|website = PlayStation.com|url = http://playstation.greatnessawaits.com/destiny.html|title = PlayStation Greatness Awaits Destiny Alpha Registration and Info|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref> is the [[wikipedia:Software release life cycle#Alpha|alpha build]] of ''[[Destiny]]'' available to the public for testing originally from June 12 to June 15 of 2014. During the week of [[wikipedia:Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014|E3 2014]], PlayStation 4 owners with PlayStation Plus membership were able to register for the alpha test at GreatnessAwaits.com.<ref>{{RefWebsite|website = PS4 GreatnessAwaits |url = http://www.playstation.com/en-us/legal/destiny-alpha-faq|title = Destiny Alpha FAQ|accessed = June 14, 2015}}</ref> The deadline for registration was June 11. Codes for the alpha testing were delivered the following day, via an on-console message and an email to the email address associated with the PlayStation Network ID entered,<ref name="alpha faq"/> at 12 noon PST.<ref name="alpha faq"/> [[Bungie]] confirmed the alpha would be open to all those who registered.<ref>{{RefArticle
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The '''''Destiny'' First Look Alpha'''<ref name="alpha faq">{{RefWebsite|website = PlayStation.com|url = http://playstation.greatnessawaits.com/destiny.html|title = PlayStation Greatness Awaits Destiny Alpha Registration and Info|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref> was the [[wikipedia:Software release life cycle#Alpha|alpha build]] of ''[[Destiny]]'' available to the public for testing originally from June 12 to June 15 of 2014, and extended for one day to introduce some ""dangerous" new experiments.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = @Bungie|year = June 16, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/Bungie/statuses/478431903716896769|title = '''Bungie''': There's a rumor that the #Destiny ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 16, 2014}}</ref> During the week of [[wikipedia:Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014|E3 2014]], PlayStation 4 owners with PlayStation Plus membership were able to register for the alpha test at GreatnessAwaits.com.<ref>{{RefWebsite|website = PS4 GreatnessAwaits |url = http://www.playstation.com/en-us/legal/destiny-alpha-faq|title = Destiny Alpha FAQ|accessed = June 14, 2015}}</ref> The deadline for registration was June 11. Codes for the alpha testing were delivered the following day, via an on-console message and an email to the email address associated with the PlayStation Network ID entered,<ref name="alpha faq"/> at 12 noon PST.<ref name="alpha faq"/> [[Bungie]] confirmed the alpha would be open to all those who registered.<ref>{{RefArticle
|lastname = @GuardiansofD|year = June 11, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/GuardiansofD/statuses/476893850678484992|title = Tweet by GuardiansofDestiny|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref> Players who had already played an earlier alpha test did not have to wait for a new email invitation; this access carried over into the latest alpha phase.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = Haas|firstname = Peter|year = June 11, 2014|url = http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Destiny-PS4-Alpha-Test-Launches-Today-Everyone-Get-Invites-64652.html|title = Destiny PS4 Alpha Test Launches Today, Everyone Will Get Invites|publisher = CinemaBlend.com|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref>
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|lastname = @GuardiansofD|year = June 11, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/GuardiansofD/statuses/476893850678484992|title = '''GuardiansofDestiny''': Just confirmed with @DeeJ_BNG ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref> Players who had already played an earlier alpha test did not have to wait for a new email invitation; this access carried over into the latest alpha phase.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = Haas|firstname = Peter|year = June 11, 2014|url = http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Destiny-PS4-Alpha-Test-Launches-Today-Everyone-Get-Invites-64652.html|title = Destiny PS4 Alpha Test Launches Today, Everyone Will Get Invites|publisher = CinemaBlend.com|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref>
 
On 16 June, 2014, [[Bungie]] tweeted that ''Destiny'''s alpha testing period on PlayStation 4 has now been extended to introduce some "dangerous" new experiments.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = @Bungie|year = June 16, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/Bungie/statuses/478431903716896769|title = Bungie: There's a rumor that the #Destiny ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 16, 2014}}</ref>
 
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
The alpha test allows players to create a character from one of ''Destiny'''s three player classes. Once inside the alpha, players start at level 4 and can earn XP to level up and earn new abilities, and advance all the way up to level 8. Alpha players can undertake story-based missions throughout [[Earth]] either by themselves or with online companions. Area exploration is possible, along with the acquisition of side quests from these areas. [[The Crucible]], the game's competitive multiplayer, is also available.
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The alpha test allowed players to create a character from one of ''Destiny'''s three player classes. Once inside the alpha, players started at level 4 and could earn XP to level up and earn new abilities, and advance all the way up to level 8. Alpha players could undertake story-based missions throughout [[Earth]] either by themselves or with online companions. Area exploration was possible, along with the acquisition of side quests from these areas. The [[Crucible]], the game's competitive multiplayer, was also available.
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Characters created in the Alpha will not be able to continue onto the next [[Destiny Public Beta|phase of testing]].<ref>{{RefArticle
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|lastname = @Bungie|year = June 15, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/478367900634730496|title = '''Bungie''': Alpha Characters will not survive ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 20, 2014}}</ref>
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 21:31, June 20, 2014

Destiny Alpha logo

Alpha testing logo.

The Destiny First Look Alpha[1] was the alpha build of Destiny available to the public for testing originally from June 12 to June 15 of 2014, and extended for one day to introduce some ""dangerous" new experiments.[2] During the week of E3 2014, PlayStation 4 owners with PlayStation Plus membership were able to register for the alpha test at GreatnessAwaits.com.[3] The deadline for registration was June 11. Codes for the alpha testing were delivered the following day, via an on-console message and an email to the email address associated with the PlayStation Network ID entered,[1] at 12 noon PST.[1] Bungie confirmed the alpha would be open to all those who registered.[4] Players who had already played an earlier alpha test did not have to wait for a new email invitation; this access carried over into the latest alpha phase.[5]

Overview

The alpha test allowed players to create a character from one of Destiny's three player classes. Once inside the alpha, players started at level 4 and could earn XP to level up and earn new abilities, and advance all the way up to level 8. Alpha players could undertake story-based missions throughout Earth either by themselves or with online companions. Area exploration was possible, along with the acquisition of side quests from these areas. The Crucible, the game's competitive multiplayer, was also available.

Characters created in the Alpha will not be able to continue onto the next phase of testing.[6]

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 PlayStation.com "PlayStation Greatness Awaits Destiny Alpha Registration and Info". Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  2. @Bungie (June 16, 2014) "Bungie: There's a rumor that the #Destiny ...". Twitter. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  3. PS4 GreatnessAwaits "Destiny Alpha FAQ". Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  4. @GuardiansofD (June 11, 2014) "GuardiansofDestiny: Just confirmed with @DeeJ_BNG ...". Twitter. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  5. Haas, Peter. (June 11, 2014) "Destiny PS4 Alpha Test Launches Today, Everyone Will Get Invites". CinemaBlend.com. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  6. @Bungie (June 15, 2014) "Bungie: Alpha Characters will not survive ...". Twitter. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
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